Borrow from Other Locations

If your item is not immediately available from our library, there are several ways to get what you need. See the IDS FAQ for additional information.

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan can be used to request a variety of materials including journal articles, physical books, book chapters, conference papers, media, patents, reports, theses and standards documents from RIT Libraries' Offsite Collections and from other libraries worldwide. You can go directly to the website to place your request or click on the [MORE!] button while searching the library databases for an item. Electronic items are delivered in PDF format. ›


RRLC Access Pass

The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) is a local network of libraries that provides a direct borrowing program. The Access Pass allows you to visit a participating library and borrow directly from them. The Access Pass Program is particularly helpful to users who need something from another collection immediately, who need to browse through a specialized collection, who lack sufficient bibliographic information for effective interlibrary loan, or who need to use resources which cannot be borrowed or photocopied.

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Connect NY

ConnectNY will terminate service on June 14, 2024

Throughout the past year RIT Libraries has mentioned that the consortium of ConnectNY will cease to exist at the end of this fiscal year. We want to inform you that the ConnectNY service will be discontinued as of June 14, 2024. While ConnectNY will no longer be available, we want to assure you that IDS Express will remain the sole resource sharing request platform. We understand the importance of efficient and timely access to resources, and we want to emphasize that the reliability you have come to expect from ConnectNY will be maintained through IDS Express. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause and appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition period. If you have any questions, please see the IDS FAQ for additional information or contact the Information Delivery Services Department.

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